Geely’s Solar Hybrid

We’re really liking the latest iteration from Chinese automaker Geely. According to a press release, it’ll have a hybrid powertrain option and go more than 60 km on a battery charge.
 
For plug-in hybrid electric power, a relatively mature alternative energy power technology, Geely has finished its application design in serial and parallel forms and ready for mass production. Geely’s EC7 is applied with GPECs(Geely Serial Plug-in Electric) with iron phosphate battery + 1.0 L engine, 60 km range when solely by battery, launch recently; EC8 is applied GPEC (Geely Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicle, parallel), good at fuel economy and dynamic performance, fitted with 2.4L engine to challenge international premium alternative energy vehicle.
 
 

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ABI Research Predicts Big Market for Plug-in Vehicle Chargers

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If you need more evidence of real upside in the cleantech and renewable sectors, chew on this from ABI Research.

A new market study “Plug-in Vehicle Infrastructures” projects a fast-growing market for charging station infrastructure, with worldwide revenues reaching $11.75 billion for the installation of 3 million charging stations by 2015, up from just over 20,000 stations installed in 2010.”

And if you throw in just-in-time transportation services like ZipCar, you can really start to connect the dots around what the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem might look like. From a scale perspective, the benefit to companies providing services is clear: these are models that are interconnected from day one to the grid.

Whether it’s via smartphones, in-car systems, or real-time meters in homes and businesses, the data will be always-on and interactive. That’s quite a change from just a few years ago. And it’s quite an opportunity.

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Chevy Volt Hits 40-mile Target On a Charge

Chevrolet has given us another good reason to cut our commutes. Freep published info from Chevy’s engineers that showed its long-awaited Volt could go 40 miles on an electrical charge. Now all you have to do is load the  app on your iPhone that finds the nearest EV charging station.

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GM has said the Volt will be able to travel about 40 miles on electricity alone. After 40 miles, a gasoline generator is to kick in to create power.

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